Hike the high trails of the Via Alpina in Switzerland's Jungfrau region, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage area that includes the legendary massifs of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau and the mighty Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. Amid this mountain glory, we hike on the famed Eiger Trail (as close as hikers can get to the awesome North Face of the Eiger), explore the Aletsch Glacier between the massive Jungfrau and Mönch massifs, and pass through some of the most gorgeous settings in the Alps. One special overnight is at the historic Hotel Bellevue des Alpes, right at the foot of the Eiger and brimming with mountain-climbing lore. If you love exhilarating hikes and Swiss mountain splendor, this is the adventure for you!
Arrive: Engelberg, Switzerland
Depart: Kandersteg, Switzerland
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Days 1-2 (2 nights)
At this traditional Victorian-era hotel, we stay in spacious, newly renovated rooms that offer fantastic views and spiffy modern touches. Relax on the outdoor terrace or have a drink in the bar while enjoying marvelous mountain views.
Day 3 (1 night)
Day 4 (1 night)
Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland
Day 5 (1 night)
Days 6-7 (2 nights)
Centrally located in the quiet little village of Murren, the Drei Berge Hotel is an absolutely charming place to stay, with great chalet-style decor, friendly owners who are consummate hosts, good hiking trails right out the front door, and—the best part—breathtaking views of the massive peaks of the Eiger, Monch,...
Day 8 (1 night)
Day 9 (1 night)
Situated in a quiet garden-like setting just outside the village of Kandersteg, the Waldhotel Doldenhorn is a great place to relax after our day's hike. Spa facilities include a large pool, two Jacuzzis, and saunas, and its two dining venues—one for fine dining and the other conveying a traditional rustic...
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Lunch will be in a mountain lodge, at a local restaurant, or in a picnic spot amidst the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Most evenings we will have dinner at our hotel. Some of the items you may see on the menu include hearty soups, a variety of cheeses and dry meats from the region, cheese fondue, raclette (melted cheese served with jacket potatoes), cocktail gherkins and onions, pickled fruit, älplermagronen (a kind of gratin with potatoes, macaroni, cheese, cream and onions), rösti (a flat, hot cake made of grated, cooked potatoes and fried in hot butter), zürcher geschnetzelte (a veal dish, sometimes also containing veal liver and mushrooms, served with a cream sauce), and bratwurst served with onion sauce.
Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.
"Well seasoned trip leaders, great company, and a excellent Swiss experience."
Council Rocks, IA
"Great trip, with an excellent variety of experiences. Hikes were all interesting, challenging enough and beautiful. Hotels varied nicely from simple to more luxurious, each appropriate for the time and place. GREAT trail snacks and the meals were delicious."
"The entire trip was impressively well-run. In particular the level and timeliness of communication from the trip leaders was outstanding; I realized whenever I reached a point where I wanted to know something about where we were staying the next night, or where we would have dinner, etc., a trip leader would already be answering the question to the group."
"An outstanding trip with excellent hikes and incredible scenery."
"The itinerary was excellent—wonderful hiking day by day, great views of the Alps, nice hotels every night, optional rest days were perfect. Our trip leaders were excellent, knowledgeable, responsive to us, technically very capable, and nice people."
"The trip exceeded my expectations, and I was able to see the Alps for the third time and be in awe of the mountains. The food and accommodations overall have to be some of the best on any of my trips."
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.